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How To Remove Someone From Messenger on Android?

How To Remove Someone From Messenger On Android

Are you looking for ways to remove some annoying person bugging you with their messages on Messenger?

Do you want to stop getting messages or calls from your Facebook friends on Messenger or want to remove contacts synced from your device?

If yes, then you are in luck! Here we are precisely discussing these matters.

Quick Answer

If you want to remove any Facebook friends from Messenger, then you can unfriend and block them from Facebook. Similarly, if you desire to stop getting their calls or messages on Messenger but want to keep them on Facebook, then you can block your friends on Messenger only. You can also block non-friends, delete their conversation, and delete synced contacts from your phone to remove non-friends from Messenger.

Let’s dive in to understand these processes step-by-step.

Deleting Someone From Messenger on Android Devices

The Messenger from Meta is the second most popular instant messaging platform that allows users to send text and multimedia and make voice and video calls with people they know.

It enables users to connect with their friends and is an integral part of the communication strategy of many businesses.

Messenger is fun as long as spammers and random people do not spoil it for you with their random messages flooding your inbox. Similarly, it is particularly annoying when random people add you in random group chats on Messenger.

The constant message invites and requests from random people, specifically when you are a seller, makes it even more overwhelming.

The bad news is that Facebook no longer offers the “delete” button to remove such annoying souls from Messenger.

The good thing is that you can still get rid of annoying people on Messenger. How? Well, for that you have to read our article till the end.

How To Delete a Friend on Facebook?

Let’s try these two methods.

Method #1: Unfriend Them on Facebook

If you hate how someone annoys you and want to get rid of them for good, then you can try unfriending them on Facebook. When you unfriend a person, then they will disappear from your Messenger.

  1. Launch the Messenger app on your Android device.
  2. Tap on the people icon at the bottom (two blue silhouettes).
  3. Tap the contacts icon in the top right corner to open the list of all people in your Messenger.
  4. Look for the contact from the list, and tap it to open the conversation.
  5. Tap on the profile name at the top of the conversation screen.
  6. Press the “Profile” button.
  7. Tap the “VIEW PROFILE ON FACEBOOK” button.
  8. Tap the “Friends” button.
  9. Select “unfriend” and confirm the action.

The person will be removed from your Facebook, and if you go to your Messenger, you will not see them in your contacts list.


You can mute any profile to stop getting notifications whenever they send you a message or call you. Similarly, you can also restrict a friend on Messenger.

You can also block the contact to stop getting any messages.

  1. Tap on the three dots on the Facebook profile.
  2. Next, tap “Block” and confirm the action.

When you block someone, you will get rid of them on both Facebook and Messenger.

Method #2: Block Your Friend on Messenger

Facebook has turned the “delete” option in Messenger to “block.” So, you can block any person from your Messenger without blocking them on Facebook.

  1. Open the Messenger app on your Android device.
  2. Tap on the people icon at the bottom.
  3. Tap the contacts icon in the top right corner.
  4. Locate the contact you want to delete, and tap it to open the conversation.
  5. Tap on the info icon in the top right corner.
  6. Scroll down and hit the “Block” option.
  7. Select the “Block on Messenger” option to block the person on Messenger.
  8. Tap “BLOCK” in the dialogue box to confirm.

This way, a person will be deleted from your Messenger only, not on Facebook.


The blocked person on Messenger can still see your profile on Facebook and engage with your posts just like usual. Similarly, you can also view their profiles, comments, status, likes, and tags on Facebook. You will not get their messages or calls on Messenger.

How To Remove Non-Friend From Messenger?

If you want to remove some non-Facebook friends from Messenger, it is easier than you think.

Method# 1: Block Them From Messenger

Follow these steps to block a non-friend from Messenger:

  1. Open the Messenger app on your Android device.
  2. Tap on the people icon at the bottom.
  3. Next, tap the phone book icon on the top right to open your contacts list.
  4. Find the contact in the list and long-press to open a menu.
  5. Press the “Block” option.
  6. Select “Block on Messenger.”
  7. Tap on “BLOCK” to confirm.

Method #2: Delete the Conversation

Follow these steps to delete a conversation with a non-friend on Messenger:

  1. Open the Messenger app on your Android device.
  2. Tap the conversation with the person you want to delete in Messenger.
  3. Press and hold the conversation to open a drop-down menu.
  4. Tap “Delete” on the menu.
  5. Tap “DELETE” to finalize.

Bulk Delete Non-Friends From Messenger

If your phone contact is synced with Messenger, then you might be seeing your phone contacts on Messenger. The good news is you can bulk-remove these contacts if you want to see only Facebook friends on Messenger.

Follow these steps:

  1. Open the Messenger app on your Android device.
  2. Tap on your profile picture in the top left corner.
  3. Scroll down and press “Phone contacts.”
  4. Select “Manage contacts.”
  5. Tap on the “Delete all contacts” button to bulk delete all these contacts synced from your device.

At this point, turn off the syncing of phone contacts to the Messenger option to prevent this issue from happening in the future.

The Wrap Up

You can block or unfriend any friend on Facebook to remove them from your Messenger. Similarly, you can block them only on Messenger to stop getting their messages or calls.

You can also delete non-friends from your Messenger by blocking each of them from your Messenger contact list. Likewise, you can delete all contacts synced from your phone into Messenger.

Try out our guide to declutter your Messenger and make it more peaceful with people you actually care about.

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